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From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.

During this webchat, we welcome questions from our stakeholders, commercial customers and suppliers on these changes. This is your opportunity to get in touch with us direct. You can find more information on the changes via our driving licence changes web page and Inside DVLA blog.

Live Blog Abolition of the driving licence counterpart webchat

The web chat is now closed

Abolition of the driving licence counterpart - web chat transcript (PDF - 596 KB)

Event hosts

Dudley Ashford, Drivers Service Manager
Hugh Evans, Corporate Services Manager
Lynette Rose, Head of Drivers Policy


Date Wednesday 18 February 2015
Start time 10:30AM
End time 12:00PM

We will:

  • try to answer as many questions as possible during the webchat
  • post the answers to any questions that we don't get chance to answer after the event

If you post a question, please:

  • don't include personal information like telephone numbers, address details and driving licence numbers
  • make sure it's about changes to the counterpart driving licence - unfortunately we won't have time to answer questions about other topics during the time allocated

We won't publish any questions that:

  • include abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic or inflammatory language
  • appears to promote a commercial activity or identifiable individual or business

We cannot engage on issues of party politics.